The Lesser Known Khaki: IFS Officer Piyusha Jagtap illustrates answers to the most frequently asked question to her – "What exactly is the work done by foresters?"
During the COVID-19 lockdown, IFS Officer, Piyusha Pramod Jagtap, has been consistently trying to bring us positivity in these challenging times in the form of her series, Corona Times, sharing inspiring messages on wildlife conservation, tributes to frontline health-workers as well as a myriad of social issues.
“Cheers to all those reading the Corona Times series! More positivity and hope to come up!” wrote Piyusha.
Following this, she put together a beautifully illustrated book called The Lesser Known Khaki that chronicles the numerous duties of Forest Officers across India, playing a crucial role in preserving India’s wildlife and wild habitats over the monsoon season.
“Forest protection being an essential service during the lockdown, our officers have been functioning with all necessary precautions. Every alternate day I get out for a field visit. It is really encouraging to see forests and wildlife thriving in this lockdown. Our staff is toiling hard to protect them. This itself is so encouraging and reassuring in these gloomy times,” says Piyusha in the introduction to the book.
“I am trying to answer the most frequently asked question to me – "What exactly is the work done by foresters?" This series intends to make people aware of the seasonal routines of the green warriors who keep working sincerely at the ground level without much recognition and notice. It’s a compilation of pictorial representation of the same made by a character crafted out of the paper flags and sketch pens! These small steps we take during the course of our duty will go farther in conserving nature and making Earth a better place,” Piyusha says.
Click here to read the full book!